December 4th, 2006

Eye of the Dragon

Addictive Chapstick

Beware Addictive Chapstick

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For years, my mother (a nurse for an ophthalmologist) has warned me away from stuff like Visine*, cautioning that the chemicals used to "Get The Red Out" actually disrupt the capillary walls and make your eyes more prone to getting red. The revelation that most lip balms have analogous effects doesn't surprise me at all.

"Artificial Tears" are another matter entirely, and are actually what my ophthalmologist recommends.
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